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New study demonstrates higher academic achievement among students using Discovery Education Techbooks

The researchers concluded that students whose teachers had one or more years of teaching experience and used Science Techbook for instruction scored higher on the FCAT than students whose teachers had similar levels of experience but had not used Science Techbook for instruction.

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School districts awarded ‘mini-grants’ to address students’ urgent needs

Funded by AASA through a partnership with the National Joint Powers Alliance, the $2,000 grants will be used to furnish items such as food and clothing and in some instances, temporary housing stipends.

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NewSchools Venture Fund and Maryland Fund Tales2Go to boost reading achievement

Tales2Go is a Netflix-like subscription service that streams thousands of name-brand audio book titles from popular publishers to desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond, giving users instant, unlimited and simultaneous access.

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Farnsworth receives Bank of America Grant in support of school program

The museum also announces its participation in Bank of America’s Museums on Us program in 2014. On the first full weekend of every month, admission to the Farnsworth is free to all Bank of America cardholders upon presentation of their card.

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Net Texts introduces video collections to enrich teaching and learning

To create the collections, Net Texts’ content researchers reviewed hundreds of YouTube Education channel videos and video collections, and selected those they believe teachers will find most valuable.

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Performance Matters unveils Unify Assessment Platform at National User Conference

The platform’s modular technology incorporates a workflow engine to support the end-to-end process of assessment development, including blueprinting, item authoring and review, test generation and test administration.

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Catapult Learning acquires Newton Alliance

Catapult Learning, LLC, a leading provider of intervention services and professional development programs for K-12 schools, announced today that it has acquired Newton Alliance, LLC. This transaction makes Catapult Learning the largest provider of intervention services and professional development for K-12 schools in the nation.

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ISTE announces inaugural virtual conference, featuring top experts in ed-tech

Available to ISTE members, the interactive learning experience with top experts in education technology will feature hot topics from the ISTE 2013 Conference as well as previews of the programs for ISTE 2014 in Atlanta.

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Zwipe’s Biometric Card – next evolution of ID card

Eliminating the problems of solely deploying PINs and standard cards, the wirelessly powered Zwipe biometric card lets users authenticate themselves directly on the card through something they are, a fingerprint.

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Extron now shipping H.264 streaming media decoder

The SMD 101 is designed specifically for use in professional AV applications to decode live streamed content from SME 100 encoders or play back AV media files accessible from network shares.

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